Tagged "Heavy Rain"

Mar 02
By Matt Gander In This Week's Games No Comments

Last week treated us to a double whammy of Far Cry Primal and PvZ: Garden Warfare 2. This week is far more modest in comparison – every single retail release is a re-release of some description.

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess gets a digital dust off for Wii U, packaged with a fancy amiibo that unlocks a new dungeon. Nintendo has seemingly kept quiet that Australian studio Tantalus – best known for Funky Barn on Wii U and 3DS – handled this HD revamp. It’s not quite the random choice it initially seems, though – they recently converted Ubisoft’s ZombiU from Wii U to PS4/Xbox One. If memory serves, they did a cracking job with WipEout 2097 on Sega Saturn, too.


Twilight Princess HD reviews went live yesterday, where it arrived to a mixture of 8s and 9s. The general consensus is that it’s a pretty straight-forward revamp but still a great game regardless.

Over on PS4 Heavy Rain and last November’s Beyond: Two Souls are being bundled together for around the £30 mark. These are two games critics love and hate in equal measures – for every positive review, there’s a negative one.

Things are no different now – Beyond gained 4/10 from The Metro while GameSpot gave it 8/10; Heavy Rain received 5/10 from Push Square and a lofty 9/10 from PlayStation Universe.

What’s a gamer to do? Read as many reviews as possible, we guess.

Read more

Mar 01
By Matt Gander In UK Charts No Comments

UK Charts

The law of gravity also applies to the top 40 chart – what comes up, must come down. Aliens vs Predator was #1 last week. It’s now at #2, knocked off the top by the heavily promoted Heavy Rain. It’s the first Sony-published title to take the top of the chart since Killzone 2 almost a year ago. Copies of Heavy Rain are also said to be in shortage, with more due to arrive in stores by next week.

Sonic & Sega All Stars Racing is the next highest new entry at #8. It’s the Wii version that has been shifting the most copies, followed by Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Army of Two: The 40th Day is the week’s biggest faller dropping all the way from #10 to #30. Level 5’s RPG White Knight Chronicles is the only other new addition to the chart at #35.

Konami’s hopes must be shattered – Silent Hill: Shattered Memories hasn’t made the top #40 although it goes in at #11 in the Wii chart and #5 in the PlayStation 2 chart. And no, that isn’t a typo – Konami have released it on PlayStatation 2 instead of PlayStation 3.

© 2001-2017 Games Asylum